|Investors are "overwhelmingly confident" in the outlook for Australian renewables, with state and territory programs to stimulate renewable energy, according to MinterEllison.|
|ESG investing is growing strongly in Asia, according to J.P. Morgan Asset Management.|
|The value of shares offerings in fossil fuel-producing and related companies have sharply underperformed global equities in the last decade, according to a new study from Carbon Tracker.|
|A retail superannuation fund and four industry funds demonstrate top ESG leadership, while ESG options in super funds represent $160 billion in assets under management, according to ground-breaking new research from Rainmaker Information.|
|AustralianSuper has added two sustainable ETFs from VanEck to its Member Direct platform.|
|Improving performance on sustainability metrics isn't necessarily free, and investors need to factor in the costs of environmental, social and governance in both risks and returns, according to fund manager MFS Investment Management.|
|The global sustainability-linked bond market has seen dramatic growth in 2020, and investors are evaluating whether the sustainability and value propositions align.|
|The Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative has signed more than 40 new participants, agreeing to achieve 2030 emissions reductions and net zero by 2050 or sooner.|
|An independent investment consultant has designed a responsible investment index that assesses fund managers on their ESG-related activities and found that many funds are doing ESG-related work without being categorised as such.|
|The world's largest fund manager outlined its key engagement priorities for 2021, including board quality and effectiveness, climate and natural capital, and company impacts on people.|
Australian Ethical and independent MP Zali Steggall issued a call to super fund members to look upon their super fund choice as a tool to address climate change.
Crescent Wealth have announced a number of director changes as the head of one of Australia's largest privately owned companies takes a material shareholding in the company.
A group of investors including QIC, the Future Fund, and AGL have completed the acquisition of Tilt Renewables.
Independent investment consultancy bfinance has launched a new ESG advisory unit and named an ESG and responsible investment director.
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